Winter 2020
January 6 – April 30, 2020

Dance Class Dress Code

Ballet 1

This class builds upon basic techniques learned in Pre-Ballet or the equivalent. Students will work on flexibility, full barre work and full center work. Students will be given exercises that will develop their coordination, strength, and musicality. They will also work on their technique and be expected to retain steps and combinations. They will understand vocabulary, focusing on turnout and body alignment. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS MEETS:   Thursdays 6-7 pm

Ballet 2

Students will work on flexibility, full barre work and full center work. Students will be given exercises that will develop their coordination, strength and musicality. They will also work on their technique and be expected to retain steps and combinations. They will understand vocabulary, focusing on turnout and body alignment. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS MEETS:   Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6 pm
(Prepointe included on Thursdays)

Ballet 3

This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and advance their pointe work. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercise is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized.  Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS MEETS: Mondays 5 pm-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
(30 minutes of pointe included on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Ballet 4

This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and advance their pointe work. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercise is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS MEETS: Mondays 5 pm-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
(30 minutes of pointe included on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Jazz with Leaps & Turns 1/2/3/4

Jazz class focuses on proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations. In addition, Jazz students will be trained on proper technical execution of various turns, leaps and kicks. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS TIMES:
LEVEL 1:
Thursdays 7-8 pm
LEVEL 2: Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm,
LEVEL 3/4: Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Modern/Contemporary 1/2

This modern class will incorporate foundations of modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum and connecting breath with movement. Dancers will explore new ways of moving in combinations, floor work, partnering and contemporary dance combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

LEVEL 1/2:  Thursdays 8-9 pm

Hip Hop

In this class, we will incorporate a variety of old and new urban dance styles. We will use movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS MEETS:  Thursdays 8-9 pm

Tap 1/2/3

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement. Emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds and having fun. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy. Students are also eligible to audition for our mainstage musical Narnia, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe performed March 19-21, 2020!

CLASS TIMES:
LEVEL 1&2: Thursdays 7-8 pm
LEVEL 3: Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm